All the staff would like to wish Geri a very happy 20th Birthday today – she truly is an amazing little cat, and you would never guess she is such an old lady!!
Cats are living much longer now than was the case 20 years ago, thanks to better nutrition, veterinary and home care.
In recent years, feline ages and life-stages have been redefined, cats are considered to be elderly once they reach 11 years with senior cats defined as those aged between 11-14 years and geriatric cats 15 years and upwards.
When caring for older cats it sometimes helps to appreciate their age in human terms.
The formula for calculating the equivalent age is fairly simple:
the first two years of a cat’s life equate to 24 human years and every year thereafter is equivalent to 4 human years. For example, a 16 year old cat would be equivalent to an 80 year old human.
Information courtesy of International Cat Care